18/12/2014 - WVC FEATURED IN 3TOUCH VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE!!
Wombourne Volleyball Club are featured in the December edition of Volleyball England's 3Touch magazine. This article underlines the transformation that the club has gone through since the merger with Coseley Volleyball Club and the start of the 2013-14 season.
Ladies 1 player Paula Jennings contributed to the article with Black Country and Staffordshire Volleyball Relationship Manager Rob Payne adding his comments on the development of the club over the last 12 months. The development of the club was attributed to the dedication of the clubs members and committee, with the importance of the club's links with Dudley College highlighted.
Everyone affiliated with the Wombourne Volleyball Club should be hugely proud of what we have achieved!
16/12/2014 - DATES TO REMEMBER!
Training has now finished for the Christmas break and will resume in January. After its success last year, WVC will again be holding its now annual Christmas tournament! All members and casual members are invited to take part. It might be a little close to Christmas but think of it as one last opportunity to burn off some calories before the festive gorging begins! And remember, fancy dress is optional but not wearing it will be frowned upon!
-Tuesday 23rd December - Christmas Tournament
-Tuesday 6th January - Training resumes
The WVC Committee would like to wish all WVC full, casual members and everyone associated with the club a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
19/11/2014 - COACHING AND REFEREEING SUCCESSES
Over the last few months members of Wombourne Volleyball Club have undertaken coaching and/or refereeing qualifications. All Wombourne members that attended the Grade 4 Refereeing course were successful and have all now received their refereeing ID cards. The club added a further 17 qualified referees to members that are already in possession of a referring qualification.
As part of the Volleyball England grant received earlier in the year Wombourne had committed to upskilling members to improve the level of coaching available at the club. Over the summer 5 members successfully gained their level 1 coaching certificate and alongside two further members of the club recently successfully achieved level 2 certification. The club now has 1 level 1 and 7 level 2 coaches. Congratulations to all!
20/10/2014 - MATCH REPORTS!
Match reports have been updated for some of the fixtures that have taken place so far this season and will continue to be updated for the remainder of the season.
Prizes are up for grabs at the end of the season for the best match reports and some of the match reports that have been written already are well worth a read!
29/9/2014 - 2014/15 FIXTURES UPDATE
The fixtures for all WVC teams are now available from the Fixtures/Results section of the website.
In a change from last year match reports will be available from the Fixtures/Results section. These will hopefully be updated within 48 hours of a game taking place.
23/9/2014 - CUP DRAW
The draw for the first round of the WMVA Cup has taken place. This year WVC are entering 3 teams into the cup Men's 1 & 2 and Ladies 1. The draw sees two home fixtures with Men's 1 facing an away tie. The full WVC draw:
-Dudley v Wombourne 1 - 14-12-2014
-Wombourne 2 v Telford (Prelim Round) - TBC
-Wombourne Ladies v Tamworth - 23-11-2014
20/9/2014 - REFEREEING COURSES
WVC are hosting two Grade 4 one day refereeing course's this weekend - 27th/28th September.
The club have a number of players taking part and up-skilling as part of the grant money awarded to
the club by Volleyball England, along with members of Dudley College and neighbouring volleyball clubs.
Good luck to all of those that have given up some of their time to ensure a good standard of officiating
across volleyball in the local and surrounding areas.
19/9/2014 - SUCCESSFUL OPEN TRAINING SESSION!
On Tuesday 16th during our normal training time (7-8:30pm for ladies, 8:30-10pm men's) WVC hosted a free open training session, aimed towards introducing new players to the sport of volleyball or reintroducing those that may not have played for a while. The evening was a massive success. On the night WVC provided opportunity for 71 people, including regular and casual members, Dudley College students and new players to take part in sessions coached by some of WVC's level 2 qualified coaches.
WVC will be hosting similar events in the future with the aim of introducing new players to the sport along with continuing its work with Dudley College to enhance the skills of local young players. Thanks to all that attended and to the coaches and members that helped the night to be a massive success!
04/9/2014 - OPEN TRAINING SESSION
On Tuesday 16th September WVC are hosting a completely FREE open training session. Anyone can attend the session, regardless of ability. Whether you are an experienced player looking for a new club, someone that has not played the game for a while or a complete beginner, come along to Evolve at Dudley College, Tower Street, Dudley DY1 1AF.
The club currently has 3 men's and 1 ladies team registered in the West Midlands Volleyball League for the coming season, with further expansion of the ladies squad(s) planned. With this, the club has opportunities for players with experience and several Level 2 qualified coaches that can offer assistance to those that are new to the game.
The session is running from 7pm - 10pm and can be attended for part or all of the time.
If you require any further information please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Twitter or Facebook pages.
We look forward to seeing you there!
24/8/2014 - 2014/15 INDOOR TRAINING RESUMES
The summer break will soon be coming to an end and indoor training will be resumed on Tuesday 2nd September. As with last season training will take place at Dudley Evolve, in Dudley town centre. Ladies training 7-8:30pm and Men's training from 8:30-10pm.
The training is open to all abilities, including those that are interested in experiencing a new sport for the first time! All at WVC look forward to seeing you there!
04/8/2014 - SUMMER TOUR!
This summer, Wombourne VC have attended their usual series of outdoor tournaments. Although this summer has not yielded as much success as in previous years, the usual near misses, close calls and thorough competition leant to a fun yet challenging summer of volleyball.
Sandwell - 5th July
Two teams were entered into the one day tournament at Sandwell Valley Park, with WVC competing in both the men's and mixed divisions. The men's team had some very tough competition and finished the day 5th overall, with members of both the first and second teams taking to the court. The mixed team was made up of members of the current ladies squad, along with recent additions to the club and a couple of men's players recovering from recent injuries.
Although success was limited, the competition gave some valuable experience to new members of the club whilst the weather couldn't have been better and an enjoyable day was had by all.
Tamworth - 12-13th July
A number of WVC male and female players, and other friends associated with the club, competed in the annual Camping and Caravanning Club 'Volleyball Meet' held in Tamworth. The tournament is held over two days with the team competing in the top division. On the Saturday, the team finished in the top 4 positions and progressed through to the second day. Beating a team, including members of Rugby Phoenix VC, in the semi-finals, saw the team reach the final for the 3rd consecutive year. The team unfortunately lost in the final. It is the 3rd year running that a team of WVC players and club friends have finished as runners up in this competition. Let's see if we can break this next year!
Bath - 19-20th July
In previous years, the Bath Whitfield tournament has been attended by just enough Wombourne players to field a single team but with the growth of the club over the last 12 months, 3 WVC teams were entered. Counting players and other friends of WVC, 32 people attended the tournament. With the Black Country flag flying over Bath Rugby Club (courtesy of a member of WVC), glorious weather was had on the Friday night. However this was not to last as the campsite was awoken in the early hours of the morning by the sound of thunder, lightning and relentless rain. The start of play was delayed slightly to allow the rain to subside. After a very tough day of volleyball in tricky conditions, all 3 of the WVC teams were through to their respective plate competitions on the Sunday. As luck would have it, as soon as play had finished for the day, the sun appeared and the glorious conditions were resumed.
The weather on the Sunday was far kinder and much more conducive to playing volleyball. All 3 teams faced very tough competition with some encountering unexpected national league competition in their divisions. Several members of the squads had not experienced competitive volleyball for a number of years with some experiencing it for the first time. With this taken into consideration, all teams made a good account of themselves but all left the competition at the end of the group stage. Then came the deconstruction of the camp and the end of a great weekend. Members of WVC stayed around to cheer on friends from Rugby Phoenix WVC who were competing in the division 3 plate final. Thank you to all members, volunteers and friends of the club who have made these weekends possible.
Due to the commitment of many members of the club to the level 2 coaching course this weekend, Wombourne are sadly unable to field a team at the Salisbury Volleyball tournament but will be hopefully returning next year to bring further 'spirit' to the tournament.